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“The ancient and noble Oria town is situated upon three hills. It is the most productive town among the other districts and the richest in herbs and fruit particularly in figs which female peasants dry.”
(says Vincenzo Corrado 1792).
Oria is a quaint little old village of Apulia (in the highest part of Salento), it boasts ancient traditions and charming legends: it was founded by a group of Cretans then at first a Roman possession, later it was part of the Lombard Kingdom and finally it was a Byzantines’ dominion. Between the 1225 and 1227 there was the building of the Swabian castle under the Emperor Frederick II.
Oria is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Apulia. It is a village for those people who choose to reach the Adriatic and the Ionian beaches and for those people who want to admire
its monumental and historical beauties. In the second week-end of August in Oria there is the famous and so-called “Historical Procession of Frederick II” in honour of the Swabian Emperor.
This event which every years attracts lots of tourists not only from neighbouring countries but also from other places, has been performed for more than forty-years.
To know much more about it: Oria Brindisi Puglia Italy - Wikipedia